What’s the commotion about emotions? In this article, readers will take a deep-dive exploration into Plutchik’s eight basic emotions and all of their complexities. They will examine the differences among the emotions, glean a deeper understanding of how these emotions can affect our bodies and minds, and learn strategies for emotion management both in and out of the classroom. Once we can identify and name what we are feeling, we can take the proper steps toward processing our emotions and remaining on a successful trajectory.